The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 105 84
Rank change year-on-year -15 -21  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 375 573 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 2.97% 3.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.04% 9.52% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 319 495 621
Median salary £35,000 £38,250 £38,356
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.49% -0.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +5.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4150 6022 6632
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.84% 31.24% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3368 4869 5053
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,951 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +28 131 £37,500 -2.59% 14
Hampshire -21 80 £35,000 -6.04% 14
Berkshire -27 53 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Buckinghamshire +24 45 £32,000 +6.66% 7
Kent +7 21 £25,000 -23.07% 2
Oxfordshire -19 21 £36,000 +10.76% 4
West Sussex +7 15 £36,250 -14.70%
East Sussex +2 7 £38,750 -22.50%
Middlesex +5 1 £57,500 +9.52%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 612 (77.86%) Microsoft
2 531 (67.56%) Windows
3 474 (60.31%) MCSE
4 410 (52.16%) Active Directory
5 310 (39.44%) VMware
6 293 (37.28%) Windows Server
7 275 (34.99%) MS Excel
8 253 (32.19%) SQL Server
9 241 (30.66%) MCSA
10 226 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 225 (28.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 209 (26.59%) ITIL
13 203 (25.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 199 (25.32%) Office 365
15 197 (25.06%) Hyper-V
16 196 (24.94%) Cisco Certification
17 190 (24.17%) SQL
18 182 (23.16%) MS Exchange
19 181 (23.03%) MCP
20 169 (21.50%) CCNA
21 162 (20.61%) Cisco
22 138 (17.56%) Firewall
23 128 (16.28%) MS Office
24 124 (15.78%) Citrix
25 121 (15.39%) SAN
26 111 (14.12%) SharePoint
27 110 (13.99%) LAN
28 106 (13.49%) WAN
29 104 (13.23%) Degree
30 100 (12.72%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 182 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 111 (14.12%) SharePoint
3 87 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 75 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (6.74%) IIS
6 38 (4.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (4.20%) Skype for Business
8 27 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (2.29%) Apache
9 18 (2.29%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.15%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.51%) DataSynapse
15 4 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 275 (34.99%) MS Excel
2 128 (16.28%) MS Office
3 17 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 199 (25.32%) Office 365
2 96 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.33%) SaaS
4 28 (3.56%) IaaS
5 26 (3.31%) PaaS
6 20 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.13%) G Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 138 (17.56%) Firewall
2 121 (15.39%) SAN
3 110 (13.99%) LAN
4 106 (13.49%) WAN
5 100 (12.72%) DNS
6 82 (10.43%) DHCP
7 72 (9.16%) TCP/IP
8 36 (4.58%) VPN
9 30 (3.82%) Internet
10 29 (3.69%) Network Security
11 26 (3.31%) VLAN
11 26 (3.31%) VoIP
12 21 (2.67%) Skype
13 20 (2.54%) SMTP
14 16 (2.04%) NAS
14 16 (2.04%) Wireless
15 15 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.91%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.65%) HTTP
17 12 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (32.19%) SQL Server
2 92 (11.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.53%) MySQL
10 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.27%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.76%) OLAP
13 6 (0.76%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.51%) Big Data
15 3 (0.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 37 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (2.16%) JIRA
3 16 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.02%) WinDbg
5 4 (0.51%) MSI
6 2 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Moq
7 1 (0.13%) NUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 93 (11.83%) Finance
2 19 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.15%) Back Office
3 9 (1.15%) Billing
3 9 (1.15%) French Language
3 9 (1.15%) German Language
3 9 (1.15%) Multimedia
3 9 (1.15%) Portuguese Language
3 9 (1.15%) Spanish Language
4 8 (1.02%) Electronics
4 8 (1.02%) Legal
5 7 (0.89%) Advertising
5 7 (0.89%) Retail
6 6 (0.76%) Games
7 5 (0.64%) Banking
8 4 (0.51%) Automotive
8 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.51%) Military
9 3 (0.38%) Law
9 3 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 145 (18.45%) Support Engineer
2 98 (12.47%) Analyst
3 94 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (11.32%) Administrator
5 78 (9.92%) Developer
6 67 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 65 (8.27%) IT Support
8 58 (7.38%) Consultant
9 51 (6.49%) IT Engineer
10 50 (6.36%) Support Analyst
11 44 (5.60%) Architect
12 40 (5.09%) DBA
12 40 (5.09%) SQL DBA
13 38 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
14 37 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 33 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
16 31 (3.94%) Desktop Support
16 31 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
17 30 (3.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 30 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (10.69%) .NET
2 67 (8.52%) ASP.NET
3 63 (8.02%) CSS
4 59 (7.51%) HTML
5 49 (6.23%) Web Services
6 40 (5.09%) AngularJS
7 34 (4.33%) jQuery
7 34 (4.33%) XML
8 33 (4.20%) KnockoutJS
9 31 (3.94%) React
10 29 (3.69%) Handlebars
11 28 (3.56%) REST
12 27 (3.44%) WCF
13 23 (2.93%) JSON
14 22 (2.80%) CSS3
14 22 (2.80%) HTML5
15 17 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 13 (1.65%) Software Packaging
18 12 (1.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 64 (8.14%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.83%) Clustering
5 37 (4.71%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.16%) Replication
8 16 (2.04%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.91%) User Experience
10 12 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.53%) EMC VNX
11 11 (1.40%) PKI
12 10 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.15%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.89%) iPad
14 7 (0.89%) iPhone
14 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Licensing
15 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 531 (67.56%) Windows
2 293 (37.28%) Windows Server
3 225 (28.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 203 (25.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 98 (12.47%) Windows 7
6 76 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (8.65%) Linux
8 44 (5.60%) Windows 10
9 30 (3.82%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.80%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.42%) CentOS
12 18 (2.29%) Windows XP
13 17 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 16 (2.04%) Unix
15 13 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.53%) Android
17 10 (1.27%) Mac OS
18 9 (1.15%) Windows NT
19 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
20 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (26.59%) ITIL
2 75 (9.54%) Performance Tuning
3 72 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (9.16%) High Availability
4 70 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (6.36%) PRINCE2
6 42 (5.34%) ITIL V3
7 41 (5.22%) Mentoring
8 37 (4.71%) Migration
9 32 (4.07%) MVC
10 31 (3.94%) Software Engineering
11 30 (3.82%) Change Management
12 28 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 28 (3.56%) Statistics
13 27 (3.44%) Load Balancing
13 27 (3.44%) Time Management
14 25 (3.18%) Information Security
14 25 (3.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 24 (3.05%) Service Management
16 23 (2.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 190 (24.17%) SQL
2 75 (9.54%) C#
2 75 (9.54%) JavaScript
3 71 (9.03%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.71%) Python
5 28 (3.56%) T-SQL
6 23 (2.93%) TypeScript
7 20 (2.54%) Perl
8 14 (1.78%) C++
9 9 (1.15%) C
9 9 (1.15%) PHP
9 9 (1.15%) VBScript
10 8 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.64%) VBA
13 4 (0.51%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.38%) VB
15 2 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 474 (60.31%) MCSE
2 241 (30.66%) MCSA
3 196 (24.94%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (23.03%) MCP
5 169 (21.50%) CCNA
6 104 (13.23%) Degree
7 95 (12.09%) MCITP
8 64 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (5.73%) A+ Certification
10 43 (5.47%) Citrix Certification
11 42 (5.34%) MCTS
12 41 (5.22%) CCA
13 32 (4.07%) CCNP
14 30 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (3.05%) Security Cleared
16 20 (2.54%) SC Cleared
17 19 (2.42%) RHCA
18 18 (2.29%) MCDST
19 17 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
20 15 (1.91%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.12%) SLA
2 41 (5.22%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.78%) QA
4 10 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) WAI
6 2 (0.25%) WCAG
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 410 (52.16%) Active Directory
2 226 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (25.06%) Hyper-V
4 52 (6.62%) vSphere
5 51 (6.49%) XenApp
6 21 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (2.42%) ISA Server
8 16 (2.04%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
10 12 (1.53%) UAG
10 12 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.40%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.02%) Samba
12 8 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.51%) vCloud
15 4 (0.51%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 67 (8.52%) SCCM
2 25 (3.18%) WSUS
3 18 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (2.29%) Nessus
4 12 (1.53%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (1.40%) SCOM
6 5 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.51%) Sysprep
8 3 (0.38%) Grafana
8 3 (0.38%) Graphite
8 3 (0.38%) Kibana
8 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.38%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 612 (77.86%) Microsoft
2 310 (39.44%) VMware
3 162 (20.61%) Cisco
4 124 (15.78%) Citrix
5 97 (12.34%) HP
6 49 (6.23%) Dell
7 32 (4.07%) NetApp
8 27 (3.44%) Red Hat
9 24 (3.05%) Apple
10 23 (2.93%) Oracle
11 21 (2.67%) Veeam
12 18 (2.29%) Qualys
13 17 (2.16%) EMC
13 17 (2.16%) TOWER Software
14 15 (1.91%) Juniper
15 14 (1.78%) 3PAR
16 12 (1.53%) CA
16 12 (1.53%) F5
17 11 (1.40%) Mitel
17 11 (1.40%) Snow
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Inbox Insight Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum £4000 car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 14 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 25% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago